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Margie Quirk, LVT

Margie Quirk, LVT

Owner and Licensed Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Southern California, Margie moved north to Carson City in 1980 to be near her sister, Joanee. She started working in the veterinary field in 1988 at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital as a kennel attendant part-time while going to school. Later, she transitioned to veterinary assistant and then supervisor. In 2000, she received her Veterinary Technician Certificate from the College of Southern Nevada and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In 2006, Margie became a partial owner of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital and in 2009 became the sole owner. Margie is married to her husband, Greg, and has filled their home with many four-legged family members. At one point, they had six dogs and five cats under the same roof. Recently, they’ve added two Nevadan mustangs to their gang. Margie is fiercely proud of Carson City and Northern Nevada, where she has since placed deep roots.

Margie and LMVH give back to the community by attending and donating to local events and assisting with local rescue groups, such as Carson Tahoe SPCA, Boxers and Buddies, and ResQue. She also manages the Missing Pets of Carson City Facebook page. If Margie is in the lobby, she will eagerly greet you and your furry family members. Let’s get to know more about Margie from her own words. 

Get To Know Margie

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I love interacting with clients. I strive to keep an open and honest relationship with clients.

What are your personal interests and achievements?

Both my husband and I are very passionate about wild horses. He works for the American Wild Horse Campaign. In 2013, the historic herd of wild horses virtually in our backyard was threatened with roundup by the Bureau of Land Management. We organized a Facebook page and fundraised enough money that we were able to adopt the horses after they were auctioned off. They are now living in a fabulous sanctuary in Northern California.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

Hands down, it is Nevada Day. It represents everything that is small-town Americana right here in Carson City. It is the one day I get to see so many people I only see on this day. Great way to catch up and reminisce.

Matt McSweeney, DVM

Matt McSweeney, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, from Colorado State University

 

Dr. Matt McSweeney grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and worked as a mechanic for the 335th Fighter Wing stationed out of Greensboro, NC. After his four-year enlistment, he moved back to Nevada to attend college at the University of Nevada, Reno, receiving his BS in animal science with high distinction. Matt then attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. Matt returned to western Nevada to raise his son next to the beautiful Sierra Nevada and the Great Basin Desert. He started with Lone Mountain in June 2009. Matt enjoys skiing, fishing, camping, softball, traveling, barbecues, movies, and spending time with friends and family. Matt shares his home with his wife, Cameron; son, Garrett; and five dogs, Levi, River, Faith, Porter, and Abby.

Katie Roberts, DVM

Katie Roberts, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie grew up in the Sacramento area of California. Over the years, she found her calling. She would volunteer to clean the fish after her family’s fishing trips, oftentimes being the only one around when she was trying to identify their anatomical parts. She also had guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats growing up, much to her mother’s chagrin. With the support of her parents, she pursued her love of science, animals, and anatomy in high school and then majored in zoology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She moved across the country with her husband, Jason, to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Virginia Tech.

After graduating from Virginia Tech,​ she moved back to Northern Nevada to be closer to family. She worked at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital for six years before ultimately finding LMVH, the perfect place for her. Dr. Katie has filled her home with both two- and four-legged family members: her husband, Jason; two daughters, Maddie and Lottie; three dogs; two guinea pigs; and the desert tortoise.

Get To Know Dr. Roberts

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I love educating clients. I have learned so much throughout my schooling and career that is helpful to the health and well-being of our beloved pets. I am passionate about helping people provide the best care they can. They can do this by being educated about the diseases and afflictions most common in our pets. I enjoy surgeries. Some of my favorites include spays and neuters on the young shelter animals (less than four months); stomach and intestinal foreign bodies; and wound repairs. I believe in preventive medicine. If I can provide food, medication, and baseline lab work that will help us keep your pet healthier longer or discover diseases earlier to slow them down, this is a win for all of us!

What are your personal interests and achievements?

I am an avid reader. My favorite author has been Stephen King since I first read Carrie in sixth grade and was hooked. His descriptions and character development are unlike any other. I enjoy gardening, which has a whole new meaning in our current home. The rabbits are voracious, as well as the squirrels. It is a constant battle to get things to grow to bloom. They do keep our lawn mowed like a golf green! I like to cross-stitch, although I don’t find much time for this. I have an elephant project that I have literally been working on since vet school. Maybe I will get to it one of these days.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

The Nevada Day Parade has become a fun tradition for my family. We gather with some great friends to celebrate. The girls really look forward to this time with their friends, but I’m sure Lottie goes mainly for the donuts!

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

I love the views in Northern Nevada. I love the wildlife all around. I really enjoy the weather with one huge exception: the wind. Ugh!

Kristin

Kristin

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Training (VTIT)

Kristin is a native Northern Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno/Tahoe area. She has been working at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital since 2015. Moving to Carson City allowed her to live closer to her family. She enjoys working with dogs and cats but has an extra passion for exotic animals. One of her goals is to become certified in exotic animal specialty for LVTs. She has two dogs, Ollie and Hobbs; three rats, Terragon, Saffron, and Caraway; and two rabbits, Pepper and Penny.

 

Get To Know Kristin

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I enjoy the Fear Free approach we use in our daily practices. Removing the stress out of routine procedures makes the whole experience better. I also love seeing animals interact with their humans. The human-animal bond is so important. I really enjoy working with exotic pets as well. I’d like to get a specialty in exotics eventually.

What are your personal interests and achievements?,

I completed my first marathon in March 2018 in Napa Valley. One day I’d like to run an ultramarathon. I enjoy giving back to the community, and I’ve shaved my head twice for the St. Baldricks Foundation. My greatest accomplishment so far is my contribution to raising my son to be the sweet, ambitious, and awesome little man he is today.​ 

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

I love going to Hot August Nights to look at all the cool cars. I am currently fixing up an ’86 Subaru BRAT in my free time.

Michelle

Michelle

Boarding Manager

Michelle was born in South Lake Tahoe, California. In 1993, her father moved the family to Carson City to get away from the snow and ever-growing tourism of South Lake. Michelle has always known she was a nurturer growing up and rescued her first kitten when she was 16. She found the kitten under a car in the winter and brought it inside to give it a warm safe place to stay. The rest is history. She had this kitten, Fuzzbutt, for 19 years before having to say goodbye. Michelle originally was hired on the hospital side of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital as an assistant. After three days she realized seeing sick or ill pets was too much for her, she started working taking care of the boarded animals. She quickly found that she loved establishing relationships with owners and their pets to ensure they are comfortable with their stay at LMVH. You can call and speak to Michelle about your boarding pets anytime.

Get To Know Michelle

Who is in your family now and what are their interests?

I got married to my boyfriend of almost nine years in October 2019. We have two dogs that we consider our kids. Their names are Marley and Love. They are both shepherd mixes and totally have us wrapped around their paws. Marley is 13 years old and a total daddy’s girl, has a very mellow attitude, and is a “dainty lady.” Love, on the other hand, is a six-year-old that is super goofy and loves to play with her “little big sister.” They were both rescued, and we could not imagine our lives without them. They are our everything.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

I love the concert series at the Brewery Arts Center and look forward to those all summer long. I also look forward to the Nevada Day Parade all year long.

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

I love living here because there is a lot to do nearby and is not a super crowded city. I’m a small-town girl and don’t care for big cities. It’s quiet here, and we are within a few hours of some pretty amazing places.

Ashly

Ashly

Groomer

Ashly spent her early childhood in the Puget Sound and was born in Everett, Washington. In her early teens, she moved to Carson City and has been here ever since. She started working at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital as a boarding care assistant when she was 18 years old. She soon left to pursue an education in grooming pets. After learning her new skills, she came back to LMVH to assist with the pets in our boarding facility and to groom pets. She is now a full-time groomer with Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital. She has been voted the Best of Carson groomer.

 

Get To Know Ashly

Tell us a story about one specific animal or event related to animals that inspired you.

I adopted my best friend, Hayden, from LMVH when I was 19 years old. She was only 10 days old. Someone came in with a yellow plastic basket full of puppies wanting to get rid of them. I can remember Margie saying, “If you take a puppy, you’re responsible for it. Don’t expect to bring her back if you can’t handle it.” Hayden is now 13 and has been by my side through some tough times.

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I enjoy making dogs look their best. Grooming is hard work, but to have a dog come in looking homeless and making them feel better by getting the matts and dead hair off is rewarding.

What are your personal interests?

My hobbies are anything to do with art. My aunt got me interested when I was young. I’ve sold some pieces and done some murals. I really enjoy seeing people wear jewelry I’ve made.

What do you love about Northern Nevada?

I love being able to see the wild horses. The other day there were two in my neighbor’s yard. They are so beautiful.

Catie

Boarding Assistant

Catie was born and raised in Carson City. Her family is entwined in the animal and veterinary fields. Her brother worked for LMVH while attending TMCC to complete his veterinary technician degree. Her older sister is a foster parent for Res-Que (a local dog rescue group). Catie would take her mastiff mix, Penny, to LMVH’s doggie daycare when it was offered and loved seeing how happy Penny was while at LMVH playing with other dogs. This experience in her life helped her realize that she wanted to work with dogs as well.

Get To Know Catie

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

Night in the Country in Yerington.

What do you love about Northern Nevada?

I love the sunsets and sunrises that we get here in Carson City, as well as our beautiful mountains.

If you could have any animal what would it be?

Real animal: Red Panda. Mythical: Gryphon​.

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At Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide the best care possible to each and every patient. Our team is fun, compassionate, and expert in our field. We're here to help when you need us most!

Contact Info

Phone: 775-883-3136
Fax: 775-883-3699
Email: [email protected]

Location

780 College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89706
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Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed